It seems like Dallas Cowboys decided not to prolong their head coaching search as they did with firing Jason Garrett. According to multiple reports, Cowboys will hire Mike McCarthy to be the team’s coach in 2020.
The news comes just 24 hours after Cowboys made it clear that Garrett won’t get a contract extension after his contract expired following the end 2019 NFL season. Only other candidate that the team considered besides McCarthy was reportedly former Cincinnati Bengals’ Marvin Lewis.
Early on Monday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero shared on social media that McCarthy confirmed to him that he already signed a contract.
Mike McCarthy joins the Dallas Cowboys after previously spending 13 years with Green Bay Packers and winning a Super Bowl. McCarthy exited Green Bay towards the end of 2018 NFL season, after being on track to miss the playoffs for the second consecutive time. He was a candidate for several coaching vacancies last year but ended up deciding to take the year off after not landing New York Jets job.
Dallas Cowboys hope that McCarthy will bring them stability and get the best out of their young quarterback Dak Prescott. Cowboys are considered to have one of the most talented rosters in the league but haven’t done much this season, missing the playoffs. This ended up costing Garrett his job and urging Dallas to get a coach with experience and previous success.